Woman, child killed in ethnic violence in Assam

Haflong , July 6 A Dimasa woman and her child were killed today by suspected Zemi Nagas tribals in continued ethnic violence in Assam&aposs trouble-torn North Cachar Hills district.

Official sources said the woman and child were killed while they were returning from their jhum fields in Natunwari village under Haflong police station this afternoon during the day-long bandh called by several public organisations to protest against the ongoing clashes between the two groups.

The district has been rocked by violence since March with the militant group Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) striking in a big way in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls as they targeted railway and security personnel and property.

Ethnic clashes broke out between the two warring tribes -- Dimasas and Zemi Nagas -- resulting in the killing of over 32 people and razing to ground more than 200 houses.